Gerald “Jerry” E. McCarthy, age 76, died in Port Jefferson on March 13, 2013.
After more than 30 years as a seasonal resident, Mr. McCarthy moved to Sag Harbor full time six years ago.
Born October 11, 1936 in New York, NY, he was the son of J. Russell and Anne Ayres McCarthy. He attended St. Francis Preparatory High School and St. John’s University. A retired detective in the New York Police Department and assistant commissioner, New York State Division of Criminal Justice, he was a member of the Police Anchor Club, National Law Enforcement Association, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the NYPD Holy Name Society.
McCarthy is survived by his wife Margaret; step-children Maureen Rossi of Bethesda, Md. and Elizabeth Kirwan of Sag Harbor; sisters Patricia of Armenia, NY and Sheila of Ohio; five grandchildren and five nieces and nephews.
The funeral is noon on Thursday, March 21 at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, Bridgehampton, interment follows at St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Sag Harbor.